Linux Commands & Programming

  • Linux Command Line: locate

    Linux has a number of tools that will help you find your files. One of the most powerful of those tools is "locate". With the ability to search the entire file system, locate can find even the most obfuscated of files buried deep within the hierarchy...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 

  • Linux Command Line: history

    The Linux operating system has thousands of commands of which you will use many. Knowing what commands you've used in recent history can help you administer a desktop or server. The "history" command is a tool that will show you what commands...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 

  • Linux Command Line: df

    The df command is an information-only command, but the information it returns to you is vital. What df tells you is how full your disk is? In this entry to the Bright Hub Linux Command Line series you will discover how to make use of df and keep track...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 


  • Linux Command Line: wget

    There are many ways to download files. But there is only one smart way to download from the command line - wget. The wget tool is a non-interactive network download tool that can download single files, recursively download entire directories, and even...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 

  • Linux Command Line: mkdir

    Serious Linux administration often begins and ends with the command line. And one command you will find indispensable when working with the Linux file hierarchy is the "mkdir" command. This entry to the Linux Command Line series will introduce...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 

  • Linux Command Line: chown

    Linux administration requires modifying permissions and ownership. Without such a tool as chown to alter ownership, applications such as Apache would have to be run as the root user - which would leave your server wide open. This article will introduce...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 


  • Linux Command Line: grep

    The Linux command line has a host of useful tools. One of those tools stands out as one of the most powerful. Grep is a handy way to search for lines matching a pattern. This tool allows you to find the proverbial needle in the haystack. In this Linux...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 

  • Linux Command Line: top

    For Linux administrators, the "top" command is one of the holy grails. If you have an application that is currently eating up your system resources, top is where you turn to find out what that program is. This entry in the Linux Command Line series...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 

  • Linux Command Line: ln

    The Linux operating system is one of the most amazingly flexible systems available. One tool that helps to make Linux so flexible is the "ln" command. The "ln" command allows the user to create links from one file to another. This Linux...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 

  • Linux Command Line: dd

    The dd command has many uses, but one of its most important is for disk cloning. With this command you can make an exact duplicate of your hard drive onto another hard drive (>= original disk size ). In this entry to the Linux Command...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 
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